Network Management Card includes on-board modem.

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Capable of environmental monitoring, network card sends alerts when changes to ambient temperature and humidity reach levels outside user-set parameters. On-board modem provides remote management of UPS systems, allowing users to monitor network failures and receive event notification at remote sites. It also offers ability to dial in to network card and gain access to UPS. IT managers can also talk to UPS via web interface and other protocols.



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American Power Conversion Adds Environmental Monitoring and Modem Functionality to Its Network Management Cards



The New Features Expand Functionality of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Management While Utilizing Only One Smart-Slot

WEST KINGSTON, R.I. - November 18, 2002 - American Power Conversion (APC) today announced new features to its existing Network Management Card adding environmental monitoring and remote management of UPS systems via an on-board modem to its existing power management capabilities.

"The ability to perform safe, fast, remote network management of power infrastructure has become a necessity for IT Managers to achieve higher network availability," said Rob Johnson, vice president of APC's Availability Enhancement Group. "To support this need, APC developed these multi-function cards that simplify environmental and remote management of the UPS and the equipment being protected."

The environmental monitoring feature addresses the risk to system availability due to temperature and humidity concerns, sending alerts when the changes to the ambient temperature and humidity reach levels outside of the user set parameters. The new on-board modem feature provides an additional layer of redundancy by allowing the user to monitor network failures and receive event notification at remote sites. The use of an on-board modem offers the ability to dial in to the network card and gain access to the UPS.

These new features build upon the existing functionality of APC's Network Management Card. IT managers can talk to the UPS via a web interface and other protocols such as SNMP, WAP, Telnet, DHCP and Syslog. Basic features consist of data logging of UPS data such as voltage and loads that help to diagnose UPS/power problems and prevent future problems from occurring; scheduling of equipment reboots and shutdown; notification of UPS related events through email, pager, PDA or WAP-enabled phone; unattended shutdown via APC's PowerChute® Network Shutdown; integration with optional products and services such as APC's Enterprise Manager and APC's Remote Monitoring Service.

The Network Management Card with Environmental Monitoring and the Network Management Card with Modem and Environmental Monitoring are currently available in most countries worldwide and have an estimated resale price of $399.00 and $489.00, respectively.

To learn more about all of APC's award-winning power protection and management solutions and services, visit APC's Web site at www.apc.com or call APC at 800-877-4080.

About American Power Conversion
Founded in 1981, American Power Conversion (Nasdaq: APCC) (APC) is a leading provider of global, end-to-end infrastructure availability solutions. APC's comprehensive products and services offering, which is designed for both home and corporate environments, improves the availability, manageability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes. APC, which is headquartered in West Kingston, Rhode Island, reported sales of $1.4 billion for the year ended December 31, 2001 and is a Fortune 1000 and S&P 500 company.

All trademarks are the property of their owners. Additional information about APC and its global end-to-end solutions can be found at www.apc.com or by calling 800-877-4080.

These features are an addition to the existing Network Management Card EX that provides standards-based monitoring, control and event handling for APC uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and unattended remote shutdown for systems over a network.

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